Corning Cable Systems intros field-installable connector for FTTx networks

JUNE 13, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems says the OptiSnap Connector is ideal for singlemode fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) applications, maintenance and restoration of building cable, and MDU applications where installation setup and teardown time is critical.

Jun 13th, 2007

JUNE 13, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems (search for Corning Cable Systems) has introduced the OptiSnap Connector, a field-installable, no-epoxy, no-polish connector that enables quick and cost-effective termination of fiber-optic cables, says the company.

Corning Cable Systems says the OptiSnap Connector installs in less than one minute through the use of its patented, high-precision mechanical splice technology. It is ideal for singlemode fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) applications, maintenance and restoration of building cable, and MDU applications where installation setup and teardown time is critical.

The installation system features an on-tool patented go/no-go feedback signal to confirm installation is performed correctly every time, says the company. When the fiber is inserted and the cam activated, a pass/fail light on the installation tool signals that the installation was successful.

According to Corning Cable Systems, the connector's factory-polished ceramic ferrule provides superior end-face geometry, ensuring consistently low insertion loss and high-performance return loss. The OptiSnap Connector is available in singlemode SC, ST, and LC connector styles and features a typical insertion loss of 0.2 dB for UPC versions and 0.4 dB for APC versions.

The OptiSnap Connector Installation Tool Kit contains everything needed for installation of the different connector styles. No epoxy, polishing film, or other consumables are required, and there is no need for electrical power for ovens or lights, notes the company. The tool kit requires virtually no set-up or teardown time, allowing installers to get in and out of installation sites quickly. It is available with either a high-precision flat or angled cleaver to provide the connector reflectance performance for a variety of applications.

The OptiSnap Connector will be featured in Corning Cable Systems' Booth, #4440, at NXTcomm 2007 in Chicago from June 19-21.


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